As a long time fan of LexBlog, it has been clear that one day they would become the largest legal publishing platform in the world. In a recent announcement, the team has moved one step closer to achieving that goal. The release of a Global Legal News and Commentary Platform, getting news and sharing content will be more accessible than ever before.
Another noteworthy milestone you may not be aware of is an integration with Fastcase – a leading provider of legal research tools. The expansion of LexBlog’s platform, combined with the power of Fastcase’s search puts more relevant content into the hands of law firms than ever before.
Read the official Press Release below, and check out all of the amazing things the LexBlog team is up to here: www.lexblog.com
Seattle, Wash.—Sept. 10, 2018—LexBlog today launched a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive, global news and commentary network, delivering timely and targeted articles from legal bloggers throughout the world. Any legal blogger is invited to add a feed to the network, and any reader is free to access the network, with no subscription or payment required.
Some 19,000 legal bloggers already participate in the network, which features both curated and real-time posts from lawyers, law professors, law librarians, law students, legal-industry executives, legal marketers, legal consultants, legal technologists and others, providing news, insights and analysis on virtually every legal and practice topic.
Powering the network is LexBlog’s custom-built syndication engine that allows it to aggregate blog content from any source, regardless of whether the blog is hosted by LexBlog on its own blogging platform or externally on any other blogging platform.
Any legal blog hosted by LexBlog is automatically included, and any other legal blogger can add a blog to the network, at no cost, by registering the blog’s RSS feed at: www.lexblog.com/join.
“At a time when other legal news sites are reducing coverage and erecting paywalls, we’re providing an alternative that is free to use, constantly updated, and expansive in coverage,” said Kevin O’Keefe, LexBlog’s founder and CEO. “Legal bloggers are the citizen journalists of law and our network is bringing their work to the readers who will most benefit from it.”
The network includes:
- Featured articles curated by LexBlog editors throughout the day.
- Real-time feeds of all articles from member blogs across the world.
- Real-time feeds of targeted articles arranged by legal channels.
- RSS and email subscriptions to channel and blog updates.
- Profiles of each blogger, including the blogs to which they contribute and their recent posts.
- Profiles of the law firms and institutions that publish blogs, including all the blogs they support, all their blog authors, and the recent posts from across all their blogs.
Content published through the network receives additional exposure through publication to the Fastcase legal research service and through bar association publishing portals.
“The wealth of original writing and reporting from legal blogs is staggering,” said Robert Ambrogi, LexBlog’s publisher and editor-in-chief. “For legal professionals, there is immeasurable value in having unlimited access to timely articles targeted to their practices and interests.”
Today’s launch is just the first phase of the new LexBlog.com. Future plans include greater curation of channel pages, expanded original content and coverage, and special-focus publications. In addition, LexBlog will license and deploy its syndication and aggregation platform to law firms, bar associations, law schools and other organizations to power their own custom publishing.
Founded in 2004 to empower lawyers to increase their visibility and accelerate their business relationships through blogging, LexBlog today is the hub that brings together many of the best legal minds on the web. Its platform powers more than 19,000 legal bloggers and over half of the nearly 1,000 blogs published by the 200 largest U.S. firms.
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